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Hoban to the Federal City Commission (Part II)

This letter was written by James Hoban, designer and architect of the White House, to the Commissioners of the Federal City on November 3, 1792. The letter outlines Hoban's initial requests for lumber, stone, and nails to begin construction on the President's House. Following President George Washington's wish, the President's House would be a house of stone. With the materials and design in place, this letter marks the beginning of construction on Hoban's grand design. Please see image 1113629 for part II.
James Hoban
Date of Work
November 3, 1792
White House Historical Association/NARA